CD review: A feast

2008-07-04 00:00

FLAVORS of Entanglement is the first studio album from Alanis Morissette since 2004 and boy was it worth the wait. Produced by Guy Sigsworth, this album is a winner from the opening chorus of Citizen of the Planet to the closing notes of the beautiful ballad, Incomplete.

Many of the songs are autobiographical and take as a reference point the ending of the singer’s relationship with the actor, Ryan Reynolds. This is most poignantly expressed in Torch, in which she reveals what she misses most about her lover, ending with the line: “I never dreamed I would have to lay down my torch for you like this.”

Moratorium continues this theme with Morissette declaring a moratorium on “all things relationship”.

I also loved In Praise of the Vulnerable Man which has some of the love-liest lyrics I’ve heard in a while and seemed to sum up my own feelings about the man in my life.This is truly — to quote a publicity blurb — a tasty new musical feast from one of pop’s most intriguing artists. Get it now.

Estelle Sinkins

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